Masonic News – October 22, 2013

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Owen Bragg.
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
October 22, 2013

MASONIC HOME – Did you know that the Regulations have been changed whereby an applicant is not required to give up all his lifetime assets to be admitted to the Home? Yes, the following members of our Masonic Family may now come into the Home on a pay as you go” basis. (1) A Master Mason and his wife. (2) The widow or child of a deceased Master Mason. (3) The daughter, sister, or mother of a Master Mason. Note: Those of sufficient financial assets may be required to pay a one time entrance fee. Interested Brethren may secure entrance forms from Box 869, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Thank you MW Paul Cottrell, PGM, for providing this update.

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PENNY A DAYBrethren PLEASE SUPPORT your only approved Charity. It is the West Virginia Masonic Memorial Fund. It is supported by your giving through the Penny A Day program and your other gifts and Bequeaths. Give by placing donations with your Lodge Secretary, dropping money in the donation jars in your lodge, sending it directly to the HOME or the Grand Secretary also by remembering the Home in your Will. We appreciate what you have already done and hope you will continue or even do better this year. Bill F. Gardner, PGM

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IF YOU KNOW OF THE ILLNESS OR DEATH OF A MEMBER, PLEASE INFORM THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER OR SECRETARY OF HIS LODGE, PLUS MYSELF. WE NEED TO REMEMBER OUR OBLIGATION DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES. PHIL

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WEST VIRGINIA
Oct, 20, School of Instruction, Aurora Lodge # 43, Newburg, 1:00 p.m.

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Kanawha Lodge #20 is pleased to announce that all friends of Lewis Prather are invited to his 80th Birthday Celebration on Saturday, October 26th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Masonic Temple on the corner of Hale and Virginia Streets in downtown Charleston. A tour of this magnificent facility will be available. Free parking is available in the city parking building on Dickinson Street, one block from the temple.  No presents, please. All we ask is your presence. Come and have some fun. Food will be provided.

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Brother Phillips hope you are getting along well. Would you please get the word out to the craft and anyone who knew Brother Louie and Siste

The friends and family of Louie and Emma Elliott cordially invite you to a memorial dinner in their honor. It will be held at the Lions Club/Woman’s Club Building in Harrisville on Saturday November 16th, 2013. The event is planned so we can exchange fond memories and stories of  two very special people who touched many lives and communities in and around Ritchie and surrounding counties. The event will start at 3:00 PM   with dinner at approximately 4:30 PM. Anyone who would like to share pictures or stories of the Elliott’s will be given the time or space to do so. Please take this opportunity to fellowship and enjoy a time of remembering our special friends. Several people in the area are organizing this event and  the dinner will consist of baked steak, ham, scalloped potatoes, sweet peas, Rolls, apple crisp and drinks. Everyone is welcomed and there is no charge, we are asking for donations only. Please mark this date on your calendar and we hope to see you there.

Brett A Starr
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Once again, Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173 in Morgantown will be offering FREE PARKING during WVU home football games. YOU MUST DISPLAY A CURRENT DUES CARD ON THE DASH OF YOUR CAR TO KEEP IT FROM BEING TOWED. Also, we will try to have the lodge facilities open with food and drink, certainly bathrooms. Should any lodge wish to use our facilities to sponsor a tailgate, please contact us through the usual means and we will make arrangements.  This opportunity also applies to visitors from other Grand Jurisdictions.

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SCOTTISH RITE

Scottish Rite members curious about AASR activities can view their calendar at www.scottishritewv.org

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On October 26th, 2013 there will be a pulled pork BBQ for the benefit of the Childhood Language Disorders. Event to held at the Moose Club picnic grounds in Ranson, WV. The Scottish Rite of Martinsburg is sponsoring the BBQ. Tickets are $15.00 for adults, children 6-12 are $8.00 and under 6 are free.  There is a playground next to the pavilions for the children to use. A Barbershop Quartet will be there to entertain.  Please put this on your calendar and try to get your tickets before October 16th, so that we can have a head count. For additional information or tickets call Frank Bradley, Sterling Wilt or Mickey Moats. The Moose Club Picnic grounds are located off of old Rt. 9 behind and next to Guy’s Buick in Ranson as you enter from the west.

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Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons Of West Virginia
Office of The Most Excellent Grand High Priest
James M. Floyd
P. 0. Box 1024
Lewisburg, WV 24901
August 25, 2013.
Call to Grand Chapter
Join us in Lewisburg for the 143rd Annual Grand Convocation scheduled October 24, 25 and 26th at the Quality Inn (formerly the Brier Inn), in Lewisburg, WV. Registration Forms, room registration information and Tentative Agenda are enclosed. Information on the special events for the ladies, together with any changes to the Agenda will be provided at registration. We look forward to greeting you and your lady in October.
Fraternally,
James M. Floyd
Most Excellent Grand High Priest

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I regret to announce that the Chapter Degree work scheduled for this Saturday 12 October at Parkersburg has been postponed until 16 November. Could you please pass this along to the Companions. Thanks Greg Dotson

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As  a reminder, the Grand Master of Virginia is visiting Winchester Hiram Lodge this coming Tuesday at our stated Commandery Division #5 will not be having their inspection on October 12. It has been re-scheduled for January 11, 2014. Details to follow.

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Morgantown Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, is sponsoring parking near the WVU stadium for WVU home football games. Located at 1000 Stewartstown Road Scottish Rite Building) off Rt 705, near the football stadium. Cost $20 per car. Proceeds benefit Chapter 35, OES.

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Harold E Phillips Jr
PM, Aurora 43, Newburg, WV